David Cobham

Professor of Economics, Heriot-Watt University

David Cobham is Professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He was Houblon-Norman Research Fellow at the Bank of England in 1987 and 2001. His main research interest is UK monetary policy, but he has interests in monetary policy and central bank independence in other developed countries, and a sideline interest in the Middle East. His book, The Making of Monetary Policy in the UK, 1975-2000, was published by Wiley in 2002. He was co-editor of Twenty Years of Inflation Targeting, CUP 2010, and The Euro Area and the Financial Crisis, CUP 2011.

His recent published papers include work with Yue Kang on the estimation of the Bank of England's reaction function (Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2013), and a paper on central banks and house prices in the run-up to the crisis (Oxford Economic Papers 2013). He co-edited with Christopher Adam and Ken Mayhew the spring 2013 issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy on the economic record of the 1997-2010 Labour government.

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey